Deck Nine, developer of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm have announced that the bonus episode ‘Farewell’ will be released on March 5th. Farewell reintroduces the first games protagonist Max to Arcadia Bay and tells the story of hers and Chloe’s relationship before Max had to leave.
Set before the events of Before The Storm, Farewell sees Ashly Burch resume the voice role of Chloe Price for the first time since the original Life Is Strange, as Rhianna DeVries voiced the character in Before the Storm’s three main episodes. Hannah Telle, who played Max in the original series, also returns.
A collectors edition of the game is also available to pre-order and includes a vinyl of the game soundtrack and exclusive figurines of Chloe and Rachel. More details can be found on the Square Enix Store.
As someone who connects with music – game and film soundtracks in particular – the latest video from Daughter and Life is Strange: Before the Storm gives me positive vibrations for the upcoming game release. This video follows on from the news that Adrian reported yesterday, which provides another sample of the incredible work that Daughter, the British indie folk trio, are creating for Before the Storm. You can pre-order the soundtrack over hereif you so wish!
You’ll be able to play Episode 1 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, entitled ‘Awake’, on August 31st. In the mean time, why not listen to the first song from their Before the Storm album on Spotify – which has just launched on the Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Square Exix have announce that Life Is Strange: Before The Storm will feature music by British indie-folk band Daughter. The original music score entitled “Music From Before The Storm” will be released via Glassnote Records/4AD on September 1st 2017. The game features all the tracks on Music from Before the Storm as well as additional licensed tracks including two classic tracks from Daughters back catalogue.
“Life is Strange is a game that evokes a lot of emotion in people and, alongside great storytelling and characterisation, it’s music that plays a huge role in this”, said Jon Brooke Vice President for Brand Marketing, Square Enix London Studios. “It was really important for us to find a great collaboration for original music alongside our licensed tracks to capture the raw emotion of our game and Daughter fit that bill perfectly. Once we’d heard all the tracks for the game we really wanted the album to have a full release so our fans could enjoy them over and over. We’re really thankful and excited to be on the brink of a Life is Strange Daughter album release, we hope everyone enjoys the tracks as much as we expect.”
“We are so proud to have written the soundtrack for “Life Is Strange: Before the Storm”, said Elena Tonra, Daughter Lead Singer. “It was our first experience working on an original soundtrack, and are so honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with the team. We loved the story on first read as it centres around realistic female lead characters who are emotional, intelligent, sensitive and badass in equal measure. I think the characters themselves have really inspired the soundscapes we have created. It was a pleasure to be involved.”
“We wanted to have fun with this project so we made something we felt could be a soundtrack for the characters in the game themselves”, said Igor Haefeli, founding band member. It was also important for us to make sure this collection of songs and pieces of music stood on their own so we really went that extra mile. We hope players and non-players alike will equally enjoy it.”
The Tracklist is as follows;
2. Burn It Down
5. The Right Way Around
8. All I Wanted
9. I Can’t Live Here Anymore
10. Dreams Of William
13. A Hole In The Earth
Since 2010, the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella, otherwise known as Daughter, has gained a loyal fanbase, playing to sold-out venues around the world. Their first album, the silver-selling If You Leave was released in 2013 and debuted in the Top 20 of the UK album chart. Their award-winning and critically-acclaimed second album Not To Disappear followed in 2016 and was celebrated by the likes of NPR, The Observer, Stereogum, Nylon, Billboard, and many more. Daughter will be heading back on the road later this year, with the trio opening for The National on their North American tour in October, followed by a South American headline tour in November. For further details head to www.ohdaughter.com.
About LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
The prequel to the amazing Life Is Strange, subtitled Before The Storm is released at the end of this month (Wooooohoooooooo!) and the developers have just released a new 10 minute video.
Returning to a familiar setting in Arcadia Bay, this brand new gameplay shows a 16 year-old Chloe Price who is still struggling with her father’s death and trying to deal with the unwelcomed entry of a new father figure, David, into her life. After a blurred awaking following events in the Mill the night before, this scene – which is cut together from a much longer sequence in game – unveils Chloe’s house for the first time in Before the Storm and provides fans a glimpse at Chloe and David’s turbulent relationship.
The first of three episodes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm is entitled ‘Awake’ and will release on 31st August 2017 for Xbox One and other platforms.
One of the games I personally am looking forward to the most is the prequel to Life Is Strange, which is subtitled Before The Storm. The developers have released a new video showing a behind the scenes look at how the writers and voice actors are approaching the characters of Chloe and Rachel.
Developer Deck Nine Games stated “We are extremely happy to have been able to involve Ashly Burch in the creation of Before the Storm as a writing consultant – she has truly helped mould the younger Chloe Price into the character you will play. This new video provides some key insights from Ashly and our lead writer Zak Gariss, on what it has been like to create a brand new story at a time where our lead character is facing such rawness of hurt, in so many facets of her life.”
The video also includes insights from Rhianna Devries, the voice actor playing the younger Chloe in Before the Storm. Rhianna has been working with Season One’s returning voice over director, to ensure the level of performance and emotion is on par with the original game.
The first of three episodes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm is entitled ‘Awake’ and will release on 31st August 2017.